Mural wallpaper is a quick, easy and impactful way to bring nature into your home and to capitalise on all the wellbeing benefits that come from inviting nature indoors. As humans, we have an inborn biological need to feel connected to nature. We know that biophilia in design has distinctive benefits for our physical wellbeing and our mental health as shown in the many scientific studies that have been conducted over the past few decades.
Reports show that when we spend time in nature, we are calmer and less stressed as our cortisol levels decrease. It also reduces tension, disquiet, anger and confusion. We have lower blood pressure and heart rate. We feel mentally and emotionally restored and less weary. And spending time in nature has also been proven to speed up healing.
However, bringing nature into our homes in a way that can trigger these benefits isn’t always easy, particularly if we live in urban locations and don’t have immediate access to views of nature. This is where mural wallpaper comes in.
Forest Mural Wallpaper
The forest is one of my favourite places to spend time in nature. I found my stay in the forest at Wildwood Spa to be the most rejuvenating experience I have had in a long while. There is just something so calming and soothing about the trees and also about the colour green, which is my favourite colour for my home. Whilst I do have forest views from my home, I can only see them from the kitchen when I’m stood at the sink or from the girls’ bedroom. I have to make a concerted effort to stand at the window to actually see the forest views.
Wallpaper murals of the forest allow you to bring that feeling of being immersed in the forest right into your home. Forest bathing has become increasingly popular in recent years. Shinrin Yoku as the practice is called in Japan is a process of relaxation amongst the trees, observing nature and breathing deeply. It has been shown to have the same wellbeing benefits mentioned above. So it makes sense that forest wallpaper murals at home would have a similar outcome.